Celebrating West Circle Series’ 10th Year

Faculty-artists perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach

Photo: West Circle Series artist perform at the Fairchild Theatre of the MSU Auditorium
The Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series celebrates its 10th anniversary of the 2019-20 season, a four-concert series held at the MSU Auditorium’s Fairchild Theatre.


Join the College of Music as we kick off the 10thanniversaryseason of the Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Seriesby celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on Monday, October 7that 7:30 p.m. in Fairchild Theatre.

Arguably the most important composer in the history of Western music, Bach’s career took him all around Germany, from churches to royal courts and back. He was devoted to his faith and family above anything else, and these themes were reflected in his music. Having come from a lineage of musicians, Bach instilled the passion for music in his children, some of whom went on to their own fame. 

The concert will feature a wide range of Bach’s works, from instrumental concerti to a vocal cantata. The Michigan Camerata will be joined by Jan Eberle, oboe, Yvonne Lamm, violin, and Mark Rucker, baritone. Featured works are the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, Oboe Concerto in D minor, “Ich habe genug” cantata, and the Violin Concerto in A minor. Patrick Johnson will serve as the concert guide.

“Please join us for ‘The Celebration Series’ – West Circle’s 10thanniversary,” said Deborah Moriarty, pianist and coordinator of the series. “With the enduring support of Joanne and Bill Church, the series has become an integral part of our music calendar. I am thrilled and excited to see the series continue to delight audiences.” 

Additional upcoming West Circle Series Concerts:

South of the Border: Celebrating the Music of the Other Americas
Monday, November 4th, 7:30 p.m., Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Happy Birthday, Mozart!
Monday, January 27th, 7:30 p.m., Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven – 250 Years
Monday, March 30th, 7:30 p.m., Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Joanne and Bill Church sponsor the West Circle Series. Special thanks to Byron and Dee Cook for making this performance possible. Additional support provided by “Dinner and a Concert” from the State Room Restaurant inside Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (age 60 and older), and $7 for students with ID and anyone under 18, and can be purchased online (music.msu.edu), at the College of Music box office, by calling (517) 353-5340, or in person (333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing), or at the door.

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